The Day After Too Late

Remember the movie Idiocracy?
I think it’s happening.

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Kung Fu

I fondly remember the 1970s TV series in which a Chinese monk with mad martial arts skills wanders the American Southwest where he is repeatedly attacked by Trump supporters*, each of whom he soundly thrashes while being outnumbered and outgunned. He always connected with the decent people he met, always taught kindness and respect for others, and turned to violence only as a last resort.

The only thing better than watching Kung Fu is watching Kung Fu with Jennifer Aniston.

* that is, they would be Trump supporters if they lived in current times.

Wall

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the real wall is already built
separating American ideals
from her realities


Back during the Reagan era, I had told my sister (she voted for him) that I could see this country devolving into a banana republic if the wealthy keep treading this path of blind greed. She looked at me like I was insane. I wasn’t but, by golly, I’m getting there. I made this graphic back during the W. years, clearly harboring similar concerns. (The keyboard is there in case anyone wants to bang out a honky-tonk requiem.)

Chomsky

Chomsky

Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism, well there’s a really easy way. Stop participating in it.

The thing about Noam Chomsky is that he doesn’t even have to be mostly right. If 10% of what this man says about how power operates in the world, and I mean any 10% (you get to pick), then most main stream assumptions about the US’s role in the world are cast into serious doubt.

(photo: screen grab from Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in our Times.)

Things That Go Trump In The Night

Hillary Clinton has spent years in the trenches doing the hard work needed to prepare herself to lead our nation. In this race, at this time, she deserves your vote.

The Dallas Morning News has announced that it is endorsing a Democrat for president for the first time in 75 years. The editorial spends plenty of time on the lady’s warts and missteps throughout her long political career, but none the less. She’s the only choice, they say. That horrid thing that goes bump in this long night of the political soul, has moved mountains in a sense, and exposed for all to see an active decay in that portion of the electorate that rallies around a tough talking, openly hateful, self obsessed ignoramus. “Finally! Someone in main stream public life is fronting our hatred of dark skinned others, government in general, and the Clintons in particular!”

Thank you, Dallas Morning News, for the push-back. Now lets go out there and elect the living f*ck out of Hillary Rodham Clinton so we can return to the good old days of wringing our hands about gridlock and corruption in Washington. It ain’t much, but it beats a full on fascist dictatorship led by a deranged narcissist with a horrifying penchant for speaking casually about the use of nuclear weapons.